Marvin Mills and Marlissa Hudson Present Concert Reply

Marlissa-Hudson-and-Marvin-MillsOn Sunday, February 18, the Organ Department presented Peabody alumni Marvin Mills (GPD ’02, Organ) and soprano Marlissa Hudson (MM ’01, Voice) in the concert: “The Spiritual Bach: A Connection Across Space and Time,” juxtaposing the organ works of J.S. Bach and Negro spirituals.  Highlighting their commonalities, the program paired pieces of similar moods and rhythmic or melodic ideas. Among other titles the recital included Bach’s Toccata, Adagio and Fugue, BWV 564, “Schmücke dich,” “O liebe Seele,” BWV 654, and “In dir ist Freude,” BWV 615, as well as the spirituals “Little David,” “Take My Mother Home,” and “Witness.”

Michael Hersch and Ah Young Hong to Present Program Reply

hersch and hongOn Saturday, February 10, at 4:00 pm, Faculty artists Michael Hersch (BM ’95, MM ’97, Composition) and Ah Young Hong (BM ’98, MM ’01, Voice) will present a program, “Recording the Vocal Works of Michael Hersch with Soprano Ah Young Hong.” Early 2018 sees the commercial release of two new recordings by Hong singing recent vocal works by the composer. Together, Hong and Hersch will present excerpts and discuss the collaborative process with a reception following. The event will take place at the Peabody Institute Centre Street Performance Space, and is free and open to the public.

Opera Outreach on the Radio Reply

Where-in-the-World-is-Opera-300x251Peabody Opera Outreach’s Where in the World is Opera? will have a live broadcast on WTMD, which will be live streamed on the WTMD facebook page, as well as the radio station, and for a live studio audience. The show is Saturday, February 10, at 9:00 am, and they will be performing for kids aged 0-5. WTMD are having Grammy-award winning kids band Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer with special guest Sonia De Los Santos will play that morning, with WITWIO as the opener. This is a part of the radio station’s Saturday Morning Tunes series. WITWIO ​is created in collaboration between the Peabody Opera Department and performers Matteo Belli, piano; Madeline Huss, soprano; and Rachel Sandler, mezzo-soprano; who are all Peabody master’s candidates.